Name:                               Luis Alegre Reserva
 
Producer:                          Bodegas Luis Alegre
 
Zone/D.O.:                        Rioja
 
Type:                                 Reserva
 
Year/Vintage:                   2012 (MB)
 
Grape Variety:                   90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha,
                                          Graciano, Mazuelo
 
Alcohol content:                13,5 %
 
Service Temperature:       16 – 18 ºC
 
Optimun Consumation:     2019 – 2025
 
Price (aprox.):                   12,50 €      
 
  
       

Winemaking Process

The grapes for Luis Alegre Reserva grow on vines owned by the winery with an average age of 40 years. All the processes, from start to finish use traditional methods of production. At the winery, Luis Alegre Reserva is fermented and macerated with its husks in 12,000kg stainless steel tanks. After these processes, Luis Alegre Reserva is transferred to Quercus oak barrels from different European forests (France, Hungary and Croatia). Luis Alegre Reserva remains in the barrels for 17 months before being aged for another 18 months in the bottle.

 

Tasting Note

Intense red colour, clean and bright. In the nose, it has an aroma of ripe fruit that is both intense and clean; a background of vanilla, cinnamon, and tobacco fragrances as a result of ageing in wooden casks. In the palate, it is meaty and very balanced. A flavour of spices and ripe fruit, which is clean and mouth-filling, thanks to its 19 months of ageing in the bottle. It has a good mid-palate taste, and a long finish

 

Pairing

Spicy dishes, Stew, Mushrooms, Red meat with sauce, White meat with sauce, Grilled lamb, Roasts.
 
 

 

Luis Alegre Reserva

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